About "The Trade"...
It should be mentioned that Brian Sutter wanted that trade and pushed for it. It wasn't Caron's idea as the article implied.
Sutter wanted Courtnall gone, for whatever reason. And HE, not Caron, was adamant about having a big, tough defenseman going into the playoffs. But instead we got Butcher.
Bad, bad trade...and probably the only thing I really hold against Brian Sutter.
And yeah..."The Fight" shouldn't be Twist vs. Chase.
It could have been Manson vs. Stevens at Chicago Stadium.
It could have been Joseph vs. Cheveldae.
It could have been the series of fights between Twist and Probert.
It could have been the Blues going into the stands and fighting Philly's fans.
I'm sure there were some Plager fights that could be included...but those were before my time.
The Twist vs. Chase fight was memorable and all and it's a good story, but it wasn't THE highlight fight from the franchise. Not even close.
What about the Wednesday night Wonder?
What about Courtnall running Storr and the Blues then scoring 37 goals on the 5 minute PP to come back and win game 3 vs. the Kings?
The PP dance? Gag me.
This team has a ton of tradition & history, and the PP dance is what is talked about? Is that a joke? That's more embarrassing and stupid than anything.
It was a good read. And articles like this are supposed to strike up discussion about things left out or that should be considered.
Except for the PP dance. Good Lord.
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